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The Hotel Shampoo roadshow descends on Los Angeles on Wednesday June 1st. It’s going to be a fun day’s night!

Here’s an approximate plan of what’s going on.

The Echo, Sunset & Alverado:

Doors: 8.30 Andy VOTEL DJ set.

9. ish Y Niwl.

Andy VOTEL DJ set.

9.45 ish

‘Sitars In Their Eyes’ live game show

10ish Gruff Rhys & Y Niwl electrified set.

Followed by a B-Music collective after-show screening of a classic midnight movie:

The 1976 Welsh language horror ‘Gwaed Ar Y Ser’ at  cinefamily cinema, 611 N.fairfax ave, LA 90036 With DJ sets by Gruff Rhys and Andy VOTEL.

Before all this, tonight the roadshow hits The Casbah, San Diego!

Posted in Blog | May 31, 2011 | No Comments »

Phuture Plans

Photos by Mark James


Posted in Blog | May 25, 2011 | No Comments »

UK Tour and Honey All Over Out Now!

Gruff Rhys will tour the UK in October.

The newly confirmed dates will follow Gruff’s headline performances at various festivals, sold-out tour in February and the release of his heartwarming new album, Hotel Shampoo.  Gruff will be joined on stage by North Wales’s instrumental surf rock quartet, Y Niwl

Sun, 2nd Oct – North Wales Theatre, Llandudno, Wales, UK
Mon, 3rd Oct – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Wed, 5th Oct – St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK
Thu, 6th Oct – Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
Fri, 7th Oct – Central Methodist Hall, Manchester, UK
Sat, 8th Oct – Bongo Club, Edinburgh, UK
Sun, 9th Oct – The Middlesbrough Crypt, Middlesbrough, UK
Tue, 11th Oct – Concert Hall, Reading, UK
Wed, 12th Oct – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
Thu, 13th Oct - St Mary’s Church, Ashford, UK



Honey All Over is out now, on 12”, and Digital.

Hotel Shampoo is currently on tour in the U.S.

Tue, 24th May – Mercy Lounge, Nashville, USA
Wed, 25th May – Bottletree, Birmingham, USA
Fri, 27th May – TX Mohawk, Austin Texas, USA
Sat, 28th May – TX Club Dada, Dallas, USA
Mon, 30th May – AZ Rhythm Room, Phoenix, USA
Tue, 31st May – Casbah, San Diego, USA
Wed, 1st June – The Echo, Los Angeles, USA
Thu, 2nd June – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, USA
Fri, 3rd June – Mississippi Studios, Portland, USA
Sat, 4th June – Biltmore, Vancouver, USA
Sun, 5th June – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, USA
Wed, 8th June – Triple Rock, Minneapolis, USA
Thu, 9th June – Schubas, Chicago, USA
Fri, 10th June – Pike Room, Pontiac, USA
Sat, 11th June – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
Tue, 14th June – Brighton Music Hall Boston, USA
Wed, 15th June – Mercury Lounge, New York, USA
Thu, 23rd June – Royal Albert Hall (supporting Bright Eyes), London, UK
Sun, 26th June – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK
Fri, 22nd July – Gwyl Gardd Goll, Wales, UK
Sat, 23rd July – Truck Festival, Oxford, UK
Fri, 29th July – Harrogate International Festival, UK
Fri, 5th Aug – Les Nuits Secrètes, Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
Sat, 6th Aug – Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sun, 21st Aug – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK
Fri, 2nd Sep – Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham, UK
Sat, 3rd Sep – End Of The Road Festival, North Dorset, UK

Posted in Blog | May 23, 2011 | No Comments »


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Huge thanks to the BFM crew for welcoming the Hotel Shampoo tour to Kuala Lumpur last week, here’s some great Malay pop singles bought from a friendly uncle. Thanks to all who came to the show!

Posted in Blog | May 13, 2011 | No Comments »





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